WWDC Week: Fun Times at New Relic

Last week was a whirlwind here in San Francisco, wasn’t it? With Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference taking the city by storm, it was hard to keep track of all the resulting events. We at New Relic have been in on the fun, between live-streaming Monday’s iOS8 and OSX Yosemite unveiling and hosting several afterparties, podcasts, and meetups at our HQ. Here’s a quick recap of everything that went on:

5by5 Podcasts

On Monday we held an exclusive meet and greet with the lovely hosts of 5by5 Podcasts. Dan Benjamin, Haddie Cooke, Stephen Hackett, Myke Hurley made an appearance along with many others, and fellow listeners were able to mingle, ask questions, and enjoy food and drinks (not to mention our killer view!).

5by5 meetup

5by5 hosts

Later on in the week we invited the hosts back to record in our podcast studio.

podcasting @davehamilton

NSHipster Pub Quiz

Next up, over 150 NSHipsters joined us on Tuesday for the second annual NSHipster Pub Quiz. Led by Matt Thompson, the quiz featured four rounds of ten questions surrounding Apple’s 30+ year history. This year’s lucky winners were “Nil”.

ns hipster pub quiz

WWDCGirls AppCamp for Girls Fundraiser

Wednesday evening we hosted a WWDCGirls happy hour benefiting AppCamp For Girls. Based in Portland, Oregon, AppCamp For Girls is a summer camp for seventh and eighth grade girls learning to design and build iOS applications. This year they’re looking to expand Seattle and San Francisco, and thanks to many generous donations they’ve exceeded their fundraising goal by more than 180 percent!

This event was organized by WWDCGirls, who formed in 2012 to create a sense of camaraderie around women attending Apple’s WWDC conference. The group is made up of several iOS developers (including our own Brittany Young!) who volunteer their time to provide a centralized channel for women to communicate and gather. They have also been an integral promoter of App Camp For Girls, helping to raise awareness and volunteering at the camp sessions.

Thanks for joining!

We were super excited to see a great turnout for these events, and want to thank all who came along and brought their enthusiasm. It was a great time! Even though this week was particularly busy for us, we regularly host meetups and events in our offices — just take a look at our events calendar to see if there’s something you’d want to attend!

Noelle Daley is a software engineer at New Relic. View posts by .

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